CNN: Lewis Black demands CNN banner disappear

David Edwards
Published: Wednesday July 12, 2006

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During an interview on CNN, comedian Lewis Black complained about CNN's "overuse" of key graphic banners and tickers. 24 hour news networks use similar banners and news tickers, that often prevent viewers from seeing the lower portion of the primary video.

Interrupting his interview with CNN's Miles O'Brien and looking toward backstage, Black demanded: "You guys -- and let me just say this to CNN -- you guys have got have got to start [to] take the thing off the bottom of the page. Take the words off the bottom of the screen! There are people talking here."

CNN promptly removed the banner and the ticker from the screen for the remainder of Black's interview.